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Bandit Armed with BBQ fork, knife robs store for drug money

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 16 2015 Jun 16, 2015 June 16, 2015 12:14 PM June 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Police say a man looking for cash to replenish his crack supply threatened store clerks with a sharpened barbecue fork and a large kitchen knife during a string of robberies in Pennsylvania.

Timothy Burns was charged Monday with robbery, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer in connection with a pair of heists in Wilkes-Barre.

The Citizens' Voice reports that police say the 31-year-old is also a suspect in three other robberies.

Burns is jailed on $100,000 bail pending a June 25 preliminary hearing. Online court records don't list a lawyer to comment on the charges.

One of the clerks says the man banged a barbecue fork on the counter, lunged at him and demanded money. The clerk says the man bragged he'd never be caught.


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